Second Generation

2. Samuel Mark2 Alderson (Jesse Beaulieu1)(1) was born in KY ca 1817. Samuel died December 1885 in Madison Co, AR, at 68 years of age.(2)

He married twice. He married Scyntha Estella Brown ca 1845. Scyntha died in MO. According to Malissa Phillips, friend and former neighbor of Scyntha Brown Alderson, as cited by Ida Ethel Alderson Roberson, Scyntha and Samuel separated about 1856. She and her infant son went to her family in Missouri. Scyntha died after Samuel, leaving her estate to her youngest living child, Newton H. He did not go accept it as he feared it would cause resentment on the part of his older brothers.

This contradicts other family stories about Cynthia, which state that she died before the Civil War. Samuel died in 1885, so Scynthia would have died after that date. Perhaps this is more likely given the story of a later neighbor.

He married Elizabeth Seay in AR. Elizabeth was born in VA ca 1836.(3) Surname also spelled "See".

A census listed Samuel as head of household in Adams Co, MS, 1840. A census listed Samuel as head of household in Benton Co, AR, 1850. A census listed Samuel as head of household in War Eagle Twp, Madison Co, AR, 1860. Age 38, b. KY.

Samuel's occupation: wagonmaker in War Eagle Twp, Madison Co, AR, 1860.(4)

From a letter written by Mary Elinor Alderson Hamilton, daughter of Newton Hezekiah Alderson, and granddaughter of Samuel Mark Alderson, dated 2 Jan 1969, written to Ruby Hamilton Phillips, daughter. At the time she was 88 years of age, and aliving in the Regis, a retirement hotel, in Waco, TX: "....now, as far as I know, my Daddy's Daddy died on a farm near Hindsville, Ark., on Glade Creek, just above where Doyl and Velma live now. I was a small child, 3 or 4 years old. But I do remember seeing Grandpa. He had a long white beard, and died with pneumonia. But don't know any farther about Daddy's mother, only she died when Daddy was small and her name was Syntha Brown. There were some COLLINS that lived at Belton, Tex. that wrote me a letter a long time ago, said he knew when she died and was at her funeral, and said I was his cousin--but that's been so long ago, guess they are all dead now, he was old then...said he had a big family of boys..."

Samuel Mark Alderson and Scyntha Estella Brown had the following children:

child + 5 i. William H.3 Alderson was born ca 1847.

child 6 ii. Jesse B. Alderson(5) was born in Benton Co, AR 14 October 1849.(6) Jesse died in MO.(7) His body was interred in Benton Co, AR.(8) He married Mary Jane "Mollie" Bailey in AR, ca 1870.(9) Mollie was the daughter of George F. and Elinor (Thomas) Bailey.

He was listed as a resident in the census report in War Eagle Twp, Madison Co, AR, 1860. A census listed Jesse as head of household in Carroll Co, AR, 1880. A census listed Jesse as head of household in Payne Co, OK, 1900. A census listed Jesse as head of household in Carroll Co, AR, 1920.

child + 7 iii. Newton Hezekiah Alderson was born 20 October 1852.

child 8 iv. son Alderson was born in Madison Co, AR ca 1854.(10) Son is deceased. Drowned.

Samuel Mark Alderson and Elizabeth Seay had the following children:

child + 9 v. Samuel Alderson was born 20 October 1864.

child + 10 vi. John Thomas Alderson was born 10 October 1867.

child 11 vii. James Alderson(11). James is deceased.(12) Died of TB. He married Elizabeth.(13)

child 12 viii. Mary E. "Mollie" Alderson was born in Huntsville, Madison Co, AR 29 July 1872.(14) Mary died 31 July 1957 in Waco, McLennan Co, TX, at 85 years of age.(15) Her body was interred in McLennan Co, TX, Olive Branch Cemetery. She married George R. Bailey.(16) George was the son of George F. and Elinor (Thomas) Bailey.

child 13 ix. Ed Alderson(17). He married Florence.(18) Ed was twin to Edgar.

child 14 x. Edgar Alderson(19). Edgar was twin to Ed.

child + 15 xi. Aaron Garfield Alderson was born 1 September 1879.

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